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A squishy robotic jellyfish that can ride ocean currents and squeeze harmlessly into tight spaces could soon give scientists a better tool for studying coral reefs and tracking their response to waters that are warming as a result of climate change.
At ROSCon 2018 in Madrid this weekend, Microsoft showed up with a small booth and a TurtleBot 3. The TurtleBot wasn’t doing much, just sitting on a table, but it was sitting on the table while running ROS Melodic Morenia on Windows 10.
Autonomous robots will be flying and walking in caves, tunnels and underground buildings doing things like mapping spaces, detecting substances and exploration of new areas in a new project for an international collaboration of scientists and engineers.
Attendees can witness the robotic grasping technology that enables the handling of variable, unstructured tasks without the need for complex programming or sensors.
Space exploration is inherently dangerous—the vacuum of space is hostile to human life. It’s not nearly as dangerous for a robot to explore space—but a robot lacks the skills and expertise of a human.
A group of researchers at Yale University has developed “robotic skins” that can turn any inanimate object into a robot, the school announced.
Robotic animal-like machines have a rough deal in image making. They are either too puppy-like cute for words that want to make you cry or too scary that want to make you scream.
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months.
Starting with its acquisition of Kiva Systems for $775 million back in 2012, Amazon has been steadily investing in a robotic future.
An Icelandic startup called Ahais using a Chinese-made drone and an Israeli logistics system to deliver hot food, groceries, and electronics to households in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik.
The study, which featured a University of Queensland researcher, used a slow motion camera to capture the nuanced movement of eight species of Australian agamid lizards that run on two legs—an action known as 'bipedal' movement.
Moving like a large dog, knees bent and hips swaying, the robot walked across a parking lot and into a rain puddle.